Passively mode-locked semiconductor lasers and their applications

Sylwester Latkowski, Frederic Surre, Pascal Landais

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Abstract

In this paper we present some characterizations of passively mode-locked semiconductor lasers. These lasers are multimode and they exhibit a modulation of their output power even though they are DC-biased. The modulation frequency corresponds to their free-spectral range. We demonstrate their potential: for generation of ultra-fast modulation for THz wave generation at room temperature without any direct modulations applied, in the radio frequency range they synchronise their modulation to the bit-rate of an incoming signal used for clock extraction. Therefore these devices can be used for all-optical clock recovery.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2008 10th Anniversary International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON
Pages110-113
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sep 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event2008 10th Anniversary International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON - Athens, Greece
Duration: 22 Jun 200826 Jun 2008

Conference

Conference2008 10th Anniversary International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period22/06/0826/06/08

Keywords

  • Clock recovery
  • Multimode laser
  • Passively mode-locking
  • Radio-frequency
  • THz

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    Latkowski, S., Surre, F., & Landais, P. (2008). Passively mode-locked semiconductor lasers and their applications. In Proceedings of 2008 10th Anniversary International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks, ICTON (pp. 110-113). [4598605] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICTON.2008.4598605